(by Kim Klassen)
Sing You Home “explores what it means to be gay in today’s world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system”. It’s the first book I have read that has a gay main character and so I’m finding it extremely interesting and enlightening. I love how it doesn’t resort to gay stereotypes (although, maybe it does use religious stereotypes… but maybe not).
Between Shades of Gray is a fictional account of a 15-year-old girl’s experience of being deported, with her family, from Lituania by the Soviets in 1941. I’m really, really loving this book. It’s not something I really knew about. When I think of the 1930s and 1940s, I think of WW2 and Nazis. The effects on the people of Lithuania (as well as other Eastern European countries) isn’t something we were ever taught at my school. I think this is an engaging way to do it.
I hope you find something you like :)
One little corner of my bookcase.
(by bryter later)
(by Carmen Hache)
Of course! You could also try and remember all the books that you’ve read since January 2011 - they can count. Or, like you said, you could just start it now with the ones you’re currently reading, so your challenge will be from April 2011 - March 2012. Some people don’t count rereads but I personally would.
It’s up to you!
(by dear sufjan)
(by Thian Leong Lim)